September is a month of 'backs-tos'. You're back from holiday, so it's back to work, back to school, back to... well you get the idea.
Accepting the summer is pretty much over doesn't come easily. But instead of dismally scrolling through your phones photo album or refusing to pack away your flip flops, it's time to get yourself feeling fresh and raring to go.
And the best way to do that? Refreshing your work wardrobe.
Looking good on you first day back will have you feeling confident and ready to take on anything. So today, we've got four ways you can revive your work attire ready to beat those post summer blues.
Updating a full suit can be a long and rather costly task. So one of the simplest and most effective ways to update your work wardrobe is swapping out your shirts. Investing in a new crisp shirt will help you to feel fresh and ready to take on what September has to offer.
You'll rarely keep your jacket on when you're at work, so you could say a shirt is the centrepiece of the outfit. If your dress code is formal, a stripe shirt like our 'Frederick' will add some visual aesthetic while still keeping your look smart and sophisticated.
Able to wear something more casual? Grandad shirts like 'Oswald' are great to add that little bit of something different and get every head turning for the right reasons.
'To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give a reality to one's dreams”.
Shoe designer, Roger Vivier, wasn't wrong when he said this.
Most of us will go for a pair of plain black shoes for work and that's that, but shoes can tell you a lot about a gent. So swap those old, grubby black oxfords with the hole in the sole (yes, we know about them!) and grab something new and stylish like some tan brogues or navy loafers.
Take some time to shop for a pair that fit you perfectly so when you walk into work on your first day back you'll feel like you could take on the world!
Don't get suckered into a monochromatic wardrobe, we aren't in a Tim Burton movie here. Add a splash of colour to your workwear to show off a little personality and brighten up the day.
Colour can be incorporated in the form of a tie, a scarf, socks or even shoe laces. Autumnal shades like mustards and maroons are great if you want something a little more subdued. If you're an all in kind of gent, go all out with some bold brights.
Patterns are also a great addition, but please, no piano ties.
The Finishing Touches
Finally, if you're feeling a little nostalgic and want to hang onto your old favourites (hey, no judgement here) why not update your accessories?
It's common knowledge that accessories can take an outfit to a whole new level so it's important not to neglect them. Treat yourself to that watch you've been coveting or dig out that tie pin you said was too dressy. Or, if you're a glasses wearer, a new set of frames is a great way to update your look.
So remember, when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you do good.